In a statement, the Satanic Temple said that it will use the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision to exempt its believers from state-mandated informed consent laws that require women considering abortions to read pro-life material.
Informed consent or “right to know” laws state that women seeking elective abortions be provided with information about alternatives to the procedure, often couched in language that attempts to personify the fetus. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 35 states currently have informed consent laws, and of those, 33 require that the woman be told the gestational age of the fetus.
In some states, that information consists of pro-life propaganda that links abortion to a higher incidence of breast and ovarian cancers, or discusses “post-abortion syndrome,” a mental condition not recognized by any major medical or psychiatric organization.
Because the Satanic Temple bases its belief “regarding personal health…on the best scientific understanding of the world, regardless of the religious or political beliefs of others,” it claims that state-mandated information with no basis in scientific fact violates its “religious” beliefs.
burning alive inside. I’m fucking livid at people on my friends list on facebook who believe CNN reports of weapons in hospitals and schools. I commented on one and the little shitlord deleted the whole post, now if that doesn’t tell me you lack the conviction in the bullshit you’re perpetuating i don’t know what would. I’m so fucking pissed off how do you think it’s okay to fucking shell children and veterans over the possibility of weapons? Especially when journalistic integrity is out the door, when reporters are getting pulled for not aligning their views and reports with the station’s, changing article titles to sway public opinion one way or another, there’s obviously something fucked up and wrong. I’m so fucking pissed off
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Pretty psyched to finally have found one of these Bad-wings (Dyspteris abortivaria) in my yard last night. Bugguide.net says the name comes from the fact that their stubby little hindwings make it really difficult to pin specimens. I think it makes them look cute .